10. Easy Smoked Beef Short Ribs

Chef Tom kicks off the Top 10 with an incredibly simple and tasty recipe perfect for both novice and experienced backyard cooks. These meaty Texas-style ribs have a gorgeous bark and are melt-in-your-mouth tender. Bonus: The video also includes a step-by-step demonstration on building and maintaining a fire in an offset smoker for ideal air flow and temperature control.

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9. Philly Cheesesteak Queso

Fall is for game day parties and this recipe scores on all accounts. Chef Tom reimagines a Philly cheesesteak as a queso. He creates a luscious cheese sauce seasoned with garlic, Worcestershire and hot sauce and tops it with grilled Ribeye steak and sliced onions and peppers. Dig in with toasted Hoagie slices used as chips! Creamy, savory and meaty, this is a game-day masterpiece.

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8. Foil Boat Pork Butt

Chef Tom smokes a pork butt using the popular brisket cooking technique known as the "foil boat" which braises the meat in its juices. The pork butt is simply seasoned, smoked overnight, then wrapped in foil and returned to the smoker to braise. The result is a smoky and delicious pulled pork that’s fall-off-the-bone tender.

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7. Reverse Seared Standing Prime Rib Roast

Developed in our teaching kitchen especially for the holiday season. A Reverse Seared Standing Prime Rib may sound intimidating, but Chef Tom guides you through every step. Simply seasoned to let the beef shine, it’s smoky, tender and delicious. Paired with the creme fresh horseradish sauce, you'll make any occasion special. 

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6. Dry-Aged Smash Burger

May is burger month, and Chef Tom closed it out with a doozy! 110-day dry-aged prime ribeye is worked into a brisket burger blend for an over-the-top smash burger. A special burger calls for special toppings, so Tom prepares a secret sauce. Try it and you’ll agree that you’ve died and gone to burger heaven.

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5. Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwich

Chef Tom tackles a highly requested recipe and unpacks each step. An eye of round beef roast is smoked-roasted on the grill, sliced thin and topped with a scratch-made Chicago Giariniera and dipped in a rich beef jus. Grab your napkins!

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4. Bacon Jam Pub Burger

Another burger month winner! This sky-high burger starts with a half-pound patty that’s smothered in cheese and topped with special barbecue burger sauce and a sweet and salty bacon jam. Juicy, beefy and soul-satisfying.

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3. How to Cook a Steak on a Gas Grill

It’s one of our most popular tips and techniques videos, with great instructions regardless of skill level. It’s chock-full of tips, from how to dry brine, to direct and indirect grilling setups, to when to flip the steak. The result is a tender and juicy steak with gorgeous grill marks and a perfectly pink center.

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2. Smoked Tri-Tip Tacos

The first video of 2022 gave us a killer recipe for Smoked Tri-Tip Tacos. Lightly toasted corn tortillas are layered with melted cheese and double stacked before getting filled with smoked tri-tip, roasted poblano and jalapeno peppers, and onions seared in beef tallow. If tacos is your love language, this may leave you speechless.

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1. Texas Style Brisket

Summer is made for barbecue, and this gem from July is a master class on pure barbecue joy. Chef Tom walks you through every step to prepare a Texas-style brisket, from trimming the brisket to slicing and serving. This beauty of a brisket cuts like butter and is juicy and rich with a beautiful bark and coveted smoke ring.

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